Mark Tribe

New York, NY

Mark Tribe is an artist and occasional curator whose interests include art, technology, media theory and politics. His art work has been exhibited at the Ronald Feldman Gallery, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), the DeCordova Biennial and the National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow. He has organized curatorial projects for the New Museum of Contemporary Art, MASS MoCA and inSite_05. Tribe is the author of two books, The Port Huron Project: Reenactments of New Left Protest Speeches and New Media Art, along with numerous articles. He has lectured at UC Berkeley, Goldsmiths, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MIT and Harvard. He is Assistant Professor of Modern Culture and Media Studies at Brown University, where he teaches courses on radical media, the art of curating, open-source culture, digital art and techniques of surveillance. In 1996, Tribe founded Rhizome, an organization that supports the creation, presentation, preservation and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. He received a MFA in Visual Art from the University of California, San Diego in 1994 and a BA in Visual Art from Brown University in 1990. He splits his time between New York City and Providence, RI.

The Port Huron Project

Mark Tribe

Artist Bio

The Port Huron Project combines the reenactment of six historic protest speeches from the 1960s and ’70s with a video and installation. Mark Tribe restages the speeches at their original locations, beginning with Coretta Scott King’s address at a demonstration in Central Park, two weeks after her husband’s assassination. The speeches are videotaped, edited and distributed online under a Creative Commons license, and will later be released on DVD to universities and festivals. When all six are complete, Tribe will create a multimedia gallery installation of the project.

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